Now Playing: A Review of Rise of the Tomb Raider

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In 2013, Square Enix and Crystal Dynamics rebooted the long-running Tomb Raider video-game franchise with an installment geared more toward survival, in a much more grounded setting, an inexperienced Lara Croft was forced to fend for herself and fight off a ravenous cult to save her friends. The video-game received critical acclaim across the board, and, more importantly in […]

Now Playing: A Review of Remnant: From the Ashes

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I had my eye on Remnant: From the Ashes from the moment I caught a trailer heralding its interesting world and although I’ve been burned too many times by budget games (and Triple AAA titles, in-fact) like Agony and ReCore to make a leap of faith and buy it on release, I was stoked when I […]

Now Presenting: A Review of Noelle

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   If you couldn’t tell by your dwindling bank-account or having to sit across from your racist uncle, the holiday season is upon us and that means you’re sure to hear the sleigh bells ring (or … dreidels spin?) whether you’re listening or not. Never to be a Grinch (that’s later […]

Now Presenting: A Review of The Lion King (2019)

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Whether a remake or re-imagining is necessary often boils down to one or two key variables, whether such a film is in demand and whether that film can be improved on. I talked about it with my review of Aladdin recently, but I’ve had a mixed reaction to Disney’s newfound interest in “live-action/hyper-realistic animated” reinterpretations of the many […]

[11/19/19]: – New House, New Look

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A lot has happened since the last update I gave back toward the end of September commemorating the first month for the Mashers Club website. I haven’t been as on-track with the regular updates as I would have liked, but I do have some very real excuses for that. The last month and a […]

Full Moon Magic Mondays: – A Review of Puppet Master

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Considering this is Full Moon Magic Mondays!, something anyone loosely familiar with Full Moon Features had to know is that we’d find ourselves talking about the Puppet Master series. Puppet Master is where everything started for Full Moon. After the closure of Charles Bands’ Empire Productions, Puppet Master was his […]

Foreign Film Thursdays: – Ichi the Killer

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Ichi the Killer is a film I’ve known about and have had on my radar for a while. In-fact, saying I’ve had it on my radar a while is an understatement – I have actively known about this film, been intrigued by this film, then, subsequently ignored this film, for […]

Now Playing: A Review of Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night

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After a while, it started to feel like Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night might never happen. The “Metroidvania” video-game developed by ArtPlay and published by 505 Games was first on my radar (and yours also, perhaps) in 2015. Former producer of the Castlevania series Koji Igarashi started a crowdfund campaign […]